Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Cliff Young's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1981       Δ Katahdin    
1989      Δ Huffers Hill     
1990      Δ Adams     
1992      Δ WashingtonΔ Isolation Δ Cabot  
1993   Δ Clingmans Dome Δ MoriahΔ Jefferson Δ PassaconawayΔ MonroeΔ Middle CarterΔ Abraham
1994 Δ Baldpate Mountain-W Pk Δ Roan High Knob Δ Wildcat   Δ Old Speck  
1995   Δ BaldpateΔ BigelowΔ GatewayΔ KatahdinΔ SnowΔ White CapΔ Katahdin  
1996   Δ Rogers      Δ Cannon 
1997   Δ Apple Orchard Δ Stratton Δ AdamsΔ WilleyΔ Lafayette  
1998Δ Horse  Δ Potts Mountain-Stony Creek Tower SiteΔ GreylockΔ Saddleback Δ SpauldingΔ Moxie BaldΔ MoosilaukeΔ SugarloafΔ Field
1999Δ WaumbekΔ HancockΔ South KinsmanΔ East SleeperΔ NancyΔ GarfieldΔ CarrigainΔ KillingtonΔ Border Monuments 445-446Δ North Brother Δ Adams
2000Δ Pierce Δ Willey   Δ White CapΔ EllenΔ StrattonΔ Bread LoafΔ MansfieldΔ Monroe
2001 Δ MoriahΔ IsolationΔ McGaffeyΔ Whitten HillΔ WeeksΔ Equinox Δ Brewer  Δ Osceola
2002 Δ WildcatΔ Cabot   Δ Great Blue Hill Δ SnowΔ WhitneyΔ Scar RidgeΔ Sandwich
2003Δ MagazineΔ BelknapΔ GillespieΔ Wachusett Δ Croydon   Δ HamlinΔ East TurnerΔ East
2004  Δ Owls HeadΔ South Johnson HillΔ DorsetΔ SlideΔ GiantΔ SewardΔ Gore Δ Berlin 
2005Δ Fairfield CoHPΔ Old SpeckΔ HuntersfieldΔ Bearpen Mountain-NW Pk     Δ Manomet Hill  
2006 Δ Pisgah Δ BaldΔ Sleeping GiantΔ PigeonΔ Jackson Δ MoosilaukeΔ Borah-XΔ Sunday River WhitecapΔ Ragged
2007 Δ BlueΔ BradburyΔ WymanΔ DeaseyΔ Boundary BaldΔ CoburnΔ WhitetopΔ Britton Hill   
2008  Δ Western    Δ Big Moose Δ Doubletop Δ Low Aziscohos
2009Δ Grande Δ RubioΔ Santa Fe Baldy-XΔ CaballoΔ PikesΔ EvansΔ WheelerΔ West SpanishΔ South BaldyΔ LakeΔ San Antonio
2010Δ AtalayaΔ Mesa de las CasasΔ ChocoruaΔ TremontΔ Black DomeΔ PlateauΔ SugarloafΔ CherryΔ EmilyΔ StrawberryΔ Black 
2011     Δ SpeckledΔ KibbyΔ Stoney BrookΔ South TurnerΔ BlackΔ Burnt HillΔ Surplus Pond
2012       Δ MoxieΔ Green   
2013    Δ North MoatΔ FlagstaffΔ CarletonΔ Fulling MillΔ MarcyΔ Little SpencerΔ Dixville 
2014Δ ClevelandΔ Sugarloaf  Δ Cow RidgeΔ West KennebagoΔ GuyotΔ Spotted   Δ Bear
2015Δ TownsΔ CadillacΔ West Baldpate-W PkΔ BorestoneΔ Prong PondΔ Katahdin-XΔ Black ElkΔ ShawΔ Lenfest Δ Grossman HammockΔ Black Nubble
2016Δ South TwinΔ Bean BrookΔ Tuscarora Δ Reddish KnobΔ Number 6Δ Sandy BayΔ Medicine BowΔ Adams-XΔ Low AziscohosΔ LongΔ Rollins
2017 Δ Flag HillΔ GuilfordΔ Spruce Mountain-W PkΔ Horseshoe PondΔ Jo-MaryΔ FarmerΔ Tumbledown Mountain-E PkΔ RumpΔ CenterΔ Little SpruceΔ Black Nubble
2018Δ CedarΔ WhitecapΔ Whales BackΔ LovejoyΔ Clay BrookΔ Kennebago Divide-SW Pk      


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

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